izmeina: A cute cartoon critter with a bag and a teapot on his head (jolly swagman)


Two years as Top Dog and this is all Trumble has to show for it. Sharing a bed with Bananaby Joyce and pretending that there isn't really a certain third person in the marriage

What's the point of all those brains and eloquence when at heart Trumble is little more than a spineless blobfish who dreams of being an Irukandji when he grows up just like his 'joined at the hip' best mate Donald who really is the most toxic blob on the planet


izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (echelon)
Been a strange week in Dursleyville. Lurked around the lair on my days off because it was too grey and rainy to do much else. Then there is a bit of decluttering and sorting to do to make the place look reasonably respectable for when the Izzie sister visits in a couple of weeks from now.
Thinking of her, could not help but be reminded of July 2014 when she came to visit. They had a choice of coming over here together or taking separate flights one week apart so that her husband wouldn’t use up so much of his annual leave. In the end, they chose to take the first flight and all come together which was just as well because the one they did not take never did make it to Kuala Lumpur and ended up in pieces somewhere in the Ukraine.

Of course for many people who took the flight on 17th July, there were also some who had been toying with a different date. The saddest case was the family where the parents stayed in Amsterdam for an extra week and the three children and their grandfather came back early so that they would be back for the new school term. They never did make it.

I cannot begin to imagine what it must be like for their surviving relatives to be watching the drama going on in Hamburg at the moment so close to the anniversary.
For me it is a giant stage where the players strut and do their stuff all in the pursuit of power, but for the Maslin family like the other 250 or so people on that flight, it is personal

Then there are other reasons for being curious about this particular G20 summit. Many years ago I was living on the outskirts of Hamburg as a sad house elf enslaved to a vile creature who I called Heil Hilde. A blond blue eyed Aryan bitch of bitches with an uncanny resemblance to one KerryAnne Conway and with an equally loose relationship with reality

But any grand plans of being glued to the screen to try figure out where the conferences are being held or to recognize landmarks or watch the hordes of zombies was quickly dashed by a very cranky, slow and sluggish Big Mac
This computer would now be regarded by the puffed up little popinjays in the Apple Store as ‘vintage’ as I got it in late 2009. Positively ancient.
It is very erratic and unpredictable. Some days things go smoothly and other times there are just endless spinning beachballs and it is a struggle to do anything. Typing feels like the keyboard is dripping in treacle as the time between hitting the letters and seeing them appear on the screen gets longer and longer until there is simply no point.
Tonight was one such night.

So I just had to go without. Because if Izzie wants pictures, it’s a poky little tweet stone phone, the Big Mac or nothing. Unlike most folks, there is no television in the house so all news and gossip has to be gotten online or from the radio
Did catch that the slimy Saudi Arabians trumped the Donald by snaffling the hotel room he wanted. That’s Schadenfreude on steroids. At least Merkel will not let him build one of his infernal towers in any German city. Some people at least still have standards

Dodgy Dinner guests at G20

Found the motherlode of crazy creepy political cartoons and it has been so annoying trying to share them on Twitter. Maybe just as well. Because if Don the Con could see all the vile ‘picture in the attic’ portraits that David Rowe does of him, he would not hesitate to nuke Australia back to the stone age
Especially since we have also been taking the piss with the Confessions of a CNN reporter

So much sleaze and such a struggle to share it

Must be off now. Got to get the latest gossip on Donald Trump’s performance appraisal
Let’s hope there are TAPES
izmeina: Roz with clipboard from Monsters Inc (monsters inc)
Was supposed to be writing about the entertaining evening last night with drinks and nibblies provided and the guest speaker Julia Gillard.

It really was the biggest John Curtin Memorial lecture ever. Probably bigger than that inauguration ;)
But Oz politics has become just so tame lately since there's much bigger fish across the pond.

Observing the effect that the Ring of Power has on normal folks is fascinating, but watching what it does to a being who was already a nasty nihilistic narcissistic swamp creature (and the hordes of minions) is simply riveting

It's like Animal Farm meets Lord of the Rings

It's funny to find that an ancient antipodean serpent was long lurking and sniffing out tasty Twitter gossip months ago and only now is The Washington Post on the trail of the juiciest morsels of all

Signed up to the evil internet tax dodging #AmazonWashingtonPost a month ago at a bargain basement price but still barely getting around to digging in the vaults for the stinkiest corpses.


Amy is making a list and checking it twice

Sad to say that it is all naughty and no nice


Now it's TIME for some real FAKE NEWS.


izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (echelon)
This place is supposed to be a Trump free zone but some fan art pictures are just too amusing for this serpent to keep all to herself



A lying vulture sitting on his ass would be a more appropriate description for such a grand swords and sandals epic

And anyway, since when do real lions consort with sneaky foxes? The inner Slytherin is disgusted already
izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (big brother)
Let the Twitter Games begin!

Promises to be the best Reality TV show since that inauguration

Politics really is Hollywood for ugly people
izmeina: Strange Spiral Clock (Spiral)
What a week

If we ever needed proof that
The fish rots from the head
Then this week was it





Just another week in Washington

More of the madness

Originally tried to embed rather than use links but they seem to disapparate when clicked

The vanishing tweets )


At this rate we will be lucky to get to the end of the next one
izmeina: (Don't panic)
There were rumours going around in Cyberia that there are Russians out there with a sense of humour. Surely this must be the most FAKE news ever.

But the BBC has kindly included it on their list of juiciest jokes for April.
Of course the Beeb have been banned lots lately from White House press events so that's pretty good credentials.




Source

Russian hackers on demand

Inspired by claims that Kremlin-sponsored hackers tried to rig the US election, Russia's foreign ministry shared "a new answering machine for Russian diplomatic missions abroad" on
Facebook


"To arrange a call from a Russian diplomat to your political opponent, press 1," the fake switchboard message suggests. Your other options? "Press 2 to use the services of Russian hackers", or 3 "to request election interference."
izmeina: (oro)
Join the Queue

Grovelling has never been so much fun.


The Dutch got there first but their neighbours are catching up BIG LEAGUE

Here's another Miss Trumpiverse contestant.

She's got the Best history ever
izmeina: Roz with clipboard from Monsters Inc (monsters inc)


The whole point of starting a Twitter account to stalk Agent Orange was to keep a big fat wall around it. Like a cross between quarantine and border protection.
So I was glued to the inauguration at 1 in the morning local time and watched with fascinated horror over that weekend as Sean Spicer and creepy Kelly Anne ranted and raved about the evil Lugenpresse and alternative facts.
Even the sad and disgraceful drama at the CIA Wall was not sufficient to provoke the serpent here although of course it was a free for all over in Twitterland.

I had figured that it would take a couple of months before the shit started to hit the fan. In spite of following the Trump twitter tirades and tantrums, the rallies and debates (which were the total clincher) and having read half of “The Art of the Deal” and all of the abominably awful manifesto “Crippled America - Making America Great Again” was still shocked and surprised to find the malicious incompetence surfacing so soon and so dangerously.
Well one thing is certain about Friday’s disgusting dramas, it certainly got the size of the inauguration crowds off the front pages.

The Devil in the detail )
izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (spooks)
Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conwoman - look to your laurels.
The Dutch have just wiped the floor with you lot.

This is spin on steroids and much more entertaining than your ridiculous ramblings.




Oh and about that wall

izmeina: a wicked witch on her broomstick by moonlight (wicked witch)
Hubble bubble
Toil and Trouble

Move over Shakespeare.
Joseph Charles MacKenzie wants your job



Now it's such a pity that Snopes has pissed on our parade.
It's not even a parody. It's FAKE NEWS. So sad.

But still it serves as a useful monument for sycophants and Brown Noses everywhere

We so need Alec Baldwin to read this thing at the unofficial inauguration. If there is one. That would be one bright spark of joy on such a dreadful day.


All hail, MacTrump, thou shalt be King  )

So that's the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature sorted.

Meanwhile the folks living near that Scottish golf course - the ones who live like pigs have taken to flying the Mexican flag.
izmeina: (circle serpent)
It's been a strange and crazy time in Dursleyville. After a sizzling stinking 42.4 celsius last Wednesday for the solstice, today it never got above 24 and at times was even cold due to the wind.
Slowly making progress on the quarterly ritual of 1 year and 5 year plans and tidying up all sorts of loose ends to mark the end of an eventful year.

Christmas was quiet and uneventful and most of the serpent amusement and entertainment was to be found in Cyberia.

They do say that when choosing an enemy, be very careful lest you become like them.
I just could not help but think of that while finding myself not once but several times reading or making snarky replies to Trump Tweets at 3 in the morning. So sad.
Now aside from the odd sack full of loot and a double chin or two, the thought of resembling that pestilential orange beast in any way is just too dreadful to contemplate.

Yesss. This ancient serpent got tired of stalking from a distance and sitting on the sidelines and figured it is finally time to get a front row seat in the circus. The other advantage to signing up to Twitter is the ability to like tweets so that it is possible to come back later and easily find the odd needle in a very giant haystack.

So I signed up a few weeks ago only to make the strange discovery that in most cases it was more user friendly as an outsider. Unlike Livejournal and other such ancient sites, it's only the folks who are logged in who have to endure all the adverts and endless notifications. Learnt quickly to nuke most of those and keep them out of the inbox.

It's a handy place for sharing snippets of stuff especially since nearly every web page these days provides a quick fix Twitter button so there's no need to even cut or paste let alone squiggle snippets of HTML code. It's all too easy but also frustrating.

While brevity is the soul of wit, there is bugger all you can do with 140 characters. Unless your name is Donald Trump. But it his unpredictability combined with access to power that is the real cause of interest in his Twitter storms.


It sure beats Presidential debates or holding press conferences where nosy reporters can ask nasty questions and he can make a total idiot of himself which he is always more likely to do when under pressure.



Of course another adage springs to mind - Don't think of pink pythons. Getting involved in the drama is just giving the narcissistic orange turd yet more of the attention that he desperately desires and definitely does not need. After all, he has played the media with his rat cunning manner and predatory instinct knowing that no publicity is bad publicity and free publicity is the best kind of all.
Paying attention to and retweeting his rants even with the Snark on Steroids - It's like providing crack to an addict.

But maybe Izzie is an addict too.
To quote the words of Michael Arntzen
"Only Trouble is interesting"

But give him time and he will make enough twitter rope to hang himself with. And with some 18 million followers, at least one of them will have a copy somewhere of any incriminating evidence he cares to delete. The internet is forever and it will be most amusing indeed to see the Tweet Storm that will be Exhibit A in some fraud or treason trial - or at least some psychiatric diagnosis.

In the near future there will be Phd and Masters theses written on this theme.

Must be off. There's a Twitter Trump Train Wreck to attend to.
izmeina: A cute cartoon critter with a bag and a teapot on his head (jolly swagman)
Now that the serpent has a new lurking ground which is perfect for stalking and hunting all sorts of Fantastic Beasts, this journal was supposed to be a Beast Free zone. But that was before finding myself at Platform 6 2/3 where a very strange train turned up.





The poor passengers from the Districts don't know it yet but they are heading straight to the Capitol where President Snowflake will look after them with lots of bread and circuses before the main event begins about four weeks from now.

It's going to be one hell of a train wreck.

Maybe Twitterbird will do in our world what the Mockingjay did for the poor oppressed masses of Panem.

Katness won't like the Snowflake and his minions snatching her song. They have done such a good job that it sounds like she is actually singing it. It would not be the first "stranger than fiction" thing to happen in these interesting times

In the story, the song was intended to be a marching anthem by rebels who united against a dictatorial liar who lived at the height of luxury as the people he subjugated through fear, division, and intimidation starved. People sing this song as they march toward almost certain death.



izmeina: (Default)


It is a sick and twisted addiction. The serpent's journal has turned into one giant Trumpfest. Sad. Very sad.

China’s view of the world over the past two decades has been fundamentally benign, having grown to wealth and power in that period. Putin, by contrast, believes that the end of Soviet communism in 1989 was the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” and that Russia has been humiliated ever since. His goal appears to be to overturn the U.S.-created international order, even if this means chaos.

It wasn't that long ago that some sad and pathetic little soldier got injured in the trenches of World War 1, returned home with his war injuries and spent years brooding about the humiliation of the Armistice, the reparations and the stab in the back by a bunch of treacherous communists (revolution was breaking out all over the country) and vowed revenge for this humiliation. We all know how that ended.


Dying Superpower pity parties are scary beasts indeed and when they are organized by a smart bastard like Putin with a giant chip on his shoulder then you can be sure that a whole bunch of minions are going to get drunk and very disorderly and it will all end in tears.

Now he's got himself a wannabee smart arse who also has delusions of grandeur and an inflated sense of his own importance but without the brains, the steady hand and big picture view or self discipline that would provide a possible future threat to his own place at the top of the pecking order.

Here's hoping that the Electors are paying very close attention. But maybe on second thoughts it would be a shame to get such good seats to watch the train wreck only to have the show cancelled at the very last minute.
izmeina: a big eared American eagle listening to everything (snoops)


It is a sick and twisted addiction. The serpent's journal has turned into one giant Trumpfest. Sad. Very sad.

China’s view of the world over the past two decades has been fundamentally benign, having grown to wealth and power in that period. Putin, by contrast, believes that the end of Soviet communism in 1989 was the “greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century” and that Russia has been humiliated ever since. His goal appears to be to overturn the U.S.-created international order, even if this means chaos.

It wasn't that long ago that some sad and pathetic little soldier got injured in the trenches of World War 1, returned home with his war injuries and spent years brooding about the humiliation of the Armistice, the reparations and the stab in the back by a bunch of treacherous communists (revolution was breaking out all over the country) and vowed revenge for this humiliation. We all know how that ended.


Dying Superpower pity parties are scary beasts indeed and when they are organized by a smart bastard like Putin with a giant chip on his shoulder then you can be sure that a whole bunch of minions are going to get drunk and very disorderly and it will all end in tears.

Now he's got himself a wannabee smart arse who also has delusions of grandeur and an inflated sense of his own importance but without the brains, the steady hand and big picture view or self discipline that would provide a possible future threat to his own place at the top of the pecking order.

Here's hoping that the Electors are paying very close attention. But maybe on second thoughts it would be a shame to get such good seats to watch the train wreck only to have the show cancelled at the very last minute.
izmeina: (Noodles uber alles)
Izzie's been a bit of stalker lately. You know there's a few screws loose when a serpent is slinking about at 3 in the morning cackling evilly while reading Trump tweets and the delicious snarkfest of replies.


Keep it up Trumplethinskin.
The clock is ticking and shit's about to get real.

He's got one week left to do his best Hamlet impersonations for the folks on the Hill. Can he manage to convince them that he is as mad as a hatter and crazier than a cut snake?

He's certainly making an excellent effort.





His giant ego has taken up so much of his brain storage space that he cannot even remember the debates or maybe he is just pretending to have forgotten but of course he is too smart to need to listen to advice from experts and too intelligent to need to read intelligence briefings.

Enough hissy fits and pity parties which become more and more outrageous with each passing day and it should be easy to convince the Electoral College mob to break with tradition and dump him.

But then again he has insulted and delegitimised just about every institution in the land already and it doesn't seem to do him any harm at all. Quite the contrary.
So I guess aside from the usual shitty fits there's nothing short of threatening to tweet the nuclear codes that will make them jump ship.



Then he can declare with fake outrage that once again the system is RIGGED and there are faithless treacherous lying rodents running rampant all over the place.
All hell will break loose while each side hurls accusations of treason at the other.


It's the only way for him to get out of the shit storm and to save face at the same time.

Then he can slink back to his golden Tower of Babble and spend the rest of his life tweeting "We was robbed"

Of course it would be much more fun if the spooks find the smoking gun and the big sook gets to spend the rest of his life behind bars wearing an orange jumpsuit.

Interesting times indeed
izmeina: (Default)
The local library have been sending the serpent nasty letters demanding the return of a certain book sooner rather than later.
I had half the thing covered in little post it note tags because of course it is bad bad manners to use highlighting markers in other people's books. Of course there would be plenty of time to take notes and lots of them as future evidence in the case for the prosecution because one little click and the book would be renewed.

But it looks like there is a queue of cheap and nasty folk out there who want to borrow Crippled America - How to Make America Great Again rather than hand over their fist full of fivers to a worthy cause since the Great and Glorious Leader is donating all the proceeds to charities


Of course there's been a veritable feast of fun in Twitterland. The Big Donald does not do irony at all and obviously believes that rules are for lesser mortals. No leading by example here

It has become quite apparent that dearest Donald accuses his opponents of precisely the behaviour that he himself indulges in and seemingly completely shamelessly. He even bandies about accusations of hypocrisy.



It his hard to know if he believes all his own publicity, if it is just tactics and unpredictability to outwit the opposition or if he is living in an alternative reality where he truly is the centre of the universe second only to God in status.

But it looks like the latest tweet storm concerning Russian hackers, leaked emails and FAKE weapons of mass distraction will not so quickly fade away. It's been the lead story on the news in Oz for the last five hours.
It's kind of sweet in a way that George W Bush has finally got a mention. At the rate Trumplethinskin is going, Old George will soon begin to look most decent and reasonable indeed. It took him a couple of years before he started making up his own facts and reality and gave us the wonderful concept of truthiness before sending his minions to invade Iraq on trumped up charges and then leaving the rest of the world to clean up the mess while sending the US half broke to pay for it all.
This lot have not even clocked in yet and they are already in cloud cuckoo land up in that gaudy golden Tower of Babble.


Mirror mirror on the wall. Who is the wackiest of them all?
izmeina: A skeleton playing a pipe (Mr Bones)
The local library have been sending the serpent nasty letters demanding the return of a certain book sooner rather than later.
I had half the thing covered in little post it note tags because of course it is bad bad manners to use highlighting markers in other people's books. Of course there would be plenty of time to take notes and lots of them as future evidence in the case for the prosecution because one little click and the book would be renewed.

But it looks like there is a queue of cheap and nasty folk out there who want to borrow Crippled America - How to Make America Great Again rather than hand over their fist full of fivers to a worthy cause since the Great and Glorious Leader is donating all the proceeds to charities


Of course there's been a veritable feast of fun in Twitterland. The Big Donald does not do irony at all and obviously believes that rules are for lesser mortals. No leading by example here

It has become quite apparent that dearest Donald accuses his opponents of precisely the behaviour that he himself indulges in and seemingly completely shamelessly. He even bandies about accusations of hypocrisy.



It his hard to know if he believes all his own publicity, if it is just tactics and unpredictability to outwit the opposition or if he is living in an alternative reality where he truly is the centre of the universe second only to God in status.

But it looks like the latest tweet storm concerning Russian hackers, leaked emails and FAKE weapons of mass distraction will not so quickly fade away. It's been the lead story on the news in Oz for the last five hours.
It's kind of sweet in a way that George W Bush has finally got a mention. At the rate Trumplethinskin is going, Old George will soon begin to look most decent and reasonable indeed. It took him a couple of years before he started making up his own facts and reality and gave us the wonderful concept of truthiness before sending his minions to invade Iraq on trumped up charges and then leaving the rest of the world to clean up the mess while sending the US half broke to pay for it all.
This lot have not even clocked in yet and they are already in cloud cuckoo land up in that gaudy golden Tower of Babble.


Mirror mirror on the wall. Who is the wackiest of them all?
izmeina: spooky shadowy squid (cthulhu)
Went looking for Carols of Cthulhu and found this instead.





For some strange reason it's not displaying in Dreamwidth
How the Grinch stole Christmas
izmeina: (Default)
No need to invoke malice or conspiracy when simple stupidity will suffice

This serpent has been a bit of a Trump junkie in recent months. Dusted off “The Art of the Deal” and also snaffled “Crippled America” from the local library. Riveting reading and utterly hilarious but for all the wrong reasons. No need for Cliff’s Notes to work out that this is definitely a case of the unreliable first person narrator. All Big League preening and self aggrandisement on steroids.

The Beast 66 Unleashed )

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